Richard E . Kerber

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Laurie J. Morrison, Co-Chair*; Charles D. Deakin, Co-Chair*; Peter T. Morley; Clifton W. Callaway; Richard E. Kerber; Steven L. Kronick; Eric J. Lavonas; Mark S. Link; Robert W. Neumar; Charles W. Otto; Michael Parr; Michael Shuster; Kjetil Sunde; Mary Ann Peberdy; Wanchun Tang; Terry L. Vanden Hoek; Bernd W. Böttiger; Saul Drajer; Swee Han Lim; Jerry P.(More)
The American Society of Echocardiography has published guidelines relating to standards for training (and certification), performance, nomenclature and measurement, and quality improvement related to echocardiography.1-15 However, the Society has not previously made recommendations about what constitutes the core variables, ie, measurements and other(More)
The purposes of this study were two. First, we wanted to evaluate in patients a technique for automated adjustment of selected energy for defibrillation or cardioversion based on transthoracic impedance. Second, we wanted to define the relationship of peak current and shock success in various arrhythmias. Applying a previously validated method of predicting(More)
Foundation Board of Trustees in September 2002, by the American Heart Association Science Advisory and Coordinating Committee in August 2002, and by the North American Society for Pacing and Electrophysiology in August 2002. When citing this document, the American College of Cardiology Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the North American(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to demonstrate that direct current (DC) shocks to the heart generate free radicals. BACKGROUND Although it is a lifesaving maneuver, defibrillation is known to have myocardial toxicity. The mechanism of this toxicity is unknown. If DC shocks generate free radicals, free radicals could be a mechanism of myocardial injury. METHODS In(More)
esuscitation has become an important multidisciplinary branch of medicine, demanding aapectrum of skills and attracting a plethora of specialties and organizations, each of which claims a legitimate interest in the science and practice of resuscitation. This complex background has hindered the development of a uniform pattern or set of definitions for(More)
BACKGROUND A directionally changing shock electrical vector could facilitate defibrillation by depolarizing myocytes with different orientations vis-à-vis the shock field. Such a changing vector can be achieved by a new waveform for transthoracic defibrillation: overlapping sequential pulses. Our purpose was to evaluate this waveform. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)